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Migga
Posted on: 19.Nov.2013, 09:18 PM





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People move to other countries because of; love, studies or work. You make it sound as if Sweden isn`t good enough for western people by asking such a question.
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Migga
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QUOTE (Cheeseroller2 @ 12.Nov.2013, 10:37 AM) *
Swedes don't tend to like small talk and don't want to disturb others. They also don't want to make new friends because of the risk of being let down.

I lived with a Swede for 8 years, and every time before she left her apartment she would look out of the doors spy hole to make sure no other neighbour was around before leaving. I am told this is normal behaviour here. In our apartment, people will chose to walk up three flights of stairs rather than share a lift.

When you speak Swedish the situation can become more bearable, but after 14 years I still miss the wit and warmth in the UK. Living in Sweden for me is rather like sitting in a dentists waiting room: sterile, functional and frankly boring. There is no spontaneity or "joy of life" that you find in other countries.

So at the end, you either accept this, start to wear a lot of grey and leggins to assimilate or you ask yourself if you can stand 10 years of this situation. I wish I had asked myself the same question earlier.

With each year we simply felt that we were losing part of ourselves and are becoming more and more withdrawn and Swedish. When we visit other countries and feel the warmth of the people, we are always reminded of the difference. So we are moving before the end of the year.


So you know that all Swedes don`t tend to like small talk? How could you possibly know that? How do you know all Swedes don`t want to make friends and that the reason is that they don`t want to be let down?

Is it normal behaviour to look out the spyhole on the door before leaving your apartment? Who`s told you that? So because you do it a certain way in your building that`s the way it is in all of Sweden?

Is there no wit and warmth in Sweden? No spontaneity or "joy of life"? Really? So because life for you in Sweden is sterile and boring you assume it`s the same for others and they will either have to accept it or leave? That`S your advice. You sure make assumptions.

What do you mean that you are becoming more Swedish? Are you using it in a negative sense? If so, why? So everytime you visit other people in other countries they are always warm and friendly?
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Migga
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QUOTE (intrepidfox @ 10.Nov.2013, 08:17 PM) *
Well if you have never lived here then you have no right to talk about a country that you have no experience off


Really, who decides that? He/She has all the right in the world to talk about whatever he/she wants.
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Migga
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QUOTE (Poca @ 10.Nov.2013, 06:37 PM) *
Where does it say Sweden in the part you quoted? What I am talking about is the European mentality about " when in Rome, do like the Romains" mentality that not that long ago Europeans didn't have. The situation in Europe can be seen as unfortunate however, it is rather hypocritical considering history..


Last time I checked Sweden was in Europe and Swedes were Europeans. Considering the fact that you are on a swedish board where one discuss Sweden and Life in Sweden one would think that you also meant Sweden and Swedes with your statement. That`s why I asked. So if you do mean that please answer my questions.

Also, the situation in Europe and Sweden isn`t hypocritical, history is history. The generation of today shouldn`t bear any guilt for what generations did in the past.
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Migga
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QUOTE (Poca @ 9.Nov.2013, 08:13 PM) *
How many Europeans speak the language of the lands they subjugated? How many respected the cultures they destroyed?


What land has Sweden subjugated? Which cultures has Sweden destroyed?
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Migga
Posted on: 13.Oct.2013, 09:53 AM





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QUOTE (Seamus Sean @ 12.Oct.2013, 09:49 AM) *
It´s not the people´s fault if the people they elect time after time keep making policies they don´t agree with???

Time and time again? Hardly. It`s not the peoples fault if the ones in power are making alliances and so on to take or remain in power, no. And how many election has there been since the war in afghanistan, war in iraq, conflict in Somalia and the conflict in Syria? Three if one counts 2002? Well that`s not time and time again considering the shift from left to right and the rise of new parties.
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Migga
Posted on: 12.Oct.2013, 09:16 AM





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It`s hardly the peoples fault if the politicans make decisions which isn`t in line with what the people want. Have you looked at surveys about what the Swedes think about the parties incharge when it comes to migration policys?

http://www.yougov.se/wp-content/uploads/20...nionJan2013.pdf

It`s obvious the parties in power have no support from the people when it comes to their migration policys. Perhaps in other areas but not there.
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Migga
Posted on: 11.Oct.2013, 12:12 PM





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It`s clear we draw the line at different points. All I can say is that the reason I draw the line where I do is because the world isn`t black and white, arms aren`t just machines made for murder. Arms can be used to protect or safeguard the innocent from evildoers.I `m a man with my feet in the middle and will never turn to an extreme, no matter if it`s a political party or anything else in life. But no worries, I won`t take the discussion to serious. It`s just so predictable that when some posters who start a discussion, and then disapears, take the thread in the direction of Swedens arms trade, WW2, racism, Swedens slave trade, the vikings rape crusade and so on.
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Migga
Posted on: 10.Oct.2013, 08:29 PM





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Sorry bud, no shadow would fall on me. Or are you seriously trying to frame me with guilt or blame because someone decided to use what I sold them in a criminal way? And as long as I sold whatever I sold in a legal way the law would be on my side. Where does the blame and guilt stop according to you? Does it stop with the one pulling the trigger? The one selling the weapon? The one who makes the weapon? The one who makes the bullet? The one who sell the materials in the making of the weapon or bullet? Does it stop at the one who dig the raw ore from the ground?

To me it stops with the one who uses it in a criminal way.
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Well one could turn the question around and say that it isn`t Sweden that is letting too many people in, it`s the rest of the European countries who aren`t letting in enough. If they did less immigrants would make their way to Sweden.

But I`d say that the reason why Sweden has the level of immigrants is because the people in power is disconnected from the masses and the rest of Europe.

Beyond that it`s laughable hearing the same old mantra that Sweden gets what it "deserves" because Sweden sells arms and did so during WW2. It`s the typical guilt game. Thing is that Sweden has zero responsibility or guilt when it comes to whoever uses the weapon. The blame is never on the person who sold the gun, it`s on the person who pulled the trigger.
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Migga
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Considering both of you know English while only one of you know Swedish I`d say England.
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Migga
Posted on: 29.Sep.2013, 07:09 PM





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QUOTE (Seamus Sean @ 29.Sep.2013, 02:54 PM) *
I could nearly write your replies to most subjects that may question life in Sweden or traits us outsiders may observe Swedes tend to have.

You will ask if this is unique to Sweden...or you will ask if the poster has met all Swedes, you will tell us we can´t generalise or make comments that can be stereotypical and so on and so forth.

The thing is landing here for the first time an immigrant will notice things Swedes tend to do that we in our home land don´t! Then we post our observation here and you´ll swing out with the comments I´ve already pointed out you use...have you met all Swedes etc.

Thing is that some comments aren`t just innocent observations. Some are often followed up with stereotypes or generalizations, be it negative or positive ones. The ones who make the observations don`tseem to stop and question if what they`ve seen is unique or if it`s a factual trait. Some observations are linked with subjective conclusion that`s been made up in the head of the poster.

You see example of this all the time on this forum. Be it how someone was out partying with two Swedes, they didn`t jump in when a girl was harrassed, and from that they make a claim that Swedes are cowards. Or how someone has been in Sweden for five days and everything has been nice so they make a thread about how perfect Sweden is. Both comments are laughable and should be questioned.

Even though I want to be openmided and rethink my norms I don`t see what I`m doing is wrong. People have the right to say what they want and they get to do so. I`m questioning the posters or voice my opinion in return and that`s when some get defensive.

QUOTE (Seamus Sean @ 29.Sep.2013, 02:54 PM) *
I think if you have people living in the same area for thousands of years then they will have developed similar traits, this can be a country or region of a country, for example I hear the more north in Sweden you go the less people speak, they won´t even say yes, they just give a fast intake of breath, or how people from Småland are clever with their money and so on, how Irish people like to party, Dutch like cheese, Germans are organised , I could list out many places and different countries but you get the idea. It does happen, if folk didn´t live in a similar fashion then they wouldn´t have gotten on.

I think some humans are very similar but I agree with you that some groups of people do have different traits or behaviour. And it`s an interesting discussion to have and question what the source is or if it`s just a different way of expressing similar traits. But why not base such discussions on facts? Why not use surveys, statistics or figures instead of isolated and subjective events? Why not have constructive criticism instead of rants?
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Migga
Posted on: 29.Sep.2013, 11:06 AM





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QUOTE (French Connection @ 28.Sep.2013, 12:28 PM) *
This will be nice from you if this will be the real thruth! I´ve read lot of your posts and you never lose any ocasion to rank down some countrys,like 3rd country ,etc and lift to heaven your swedish society,which you belive is so damn perffect. So please!!!

It is the truth and if you think otherwise then you have been selective when reading all my posts. I`ve helped lots and answerd loads of questions with the only agenda to be helpfull. But sure I`ve also been in discussions with the agenda to give a balanced and objective view of issues. I definetly don`t think Sweden is perfect, it`s not. Sweden does some things well and other things bad, just like all countries. That`s, overall, my point in most of my comments. But often on online anonymous forums people make extreme or stereotypical claims which is based on nothing else but subjective views. Constructive criticism is rarely seen while negative rants is the norm. I`ve noticed when just simply questioning such claims people get upset, which is a shame.

QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 28.Sep.2013, 02:27 PM) *
I found that funny too. There are a few members on here that only look to target others. Instead of being part of a discussion.

How right you are. One can just make a comment answering the original posters question and one is immediately targeted by some posters. I`m not playing the victim, just pointing out the obvious and proving your point.
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Migga
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I`m here to answer questions, help, give advice and discuss.
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QUOTE (Boeddha @ 24.Sep.2013, 10:37 PM) *
@Migga. You seem to have a lot of cock knowledge. wink.gif

Yup, I asked ya motha. wink.gif
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Migga
Posted on: 24.Sep.2013, 07:28 AM





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"Black people" isn`t a homogeneous group. There are tall people who have black skin, there are people who are short who have black skin. There are some with black skin who have big cocks, there are some people with black skin with small cocks. There are people with black skin from the USA, there are people with black skin from Africa. They share similarities with eachother, just like Swedes, but they are also different from eachother like the Swedes. All swedish women aren`t promiscuous for example, unless you want to stereotype. So no not all Swedes hate "Black people" and no not all Swedes love "Black people". The same goes for swedish women, not all love "Black people", but go ahead and keep cementing that sexualizing myth.
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QUOTE (Potentialexpat @ 22.Sep.2013, 03:20 PM) *
There was a scenario where these girls me, and my Swedish mates were partying with were being sexually harassed.

So based on one scenario with two Swedes you can make a general claim about all Swedes? Laughable.
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Migga
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When someone notes the fact that the demographics is changing in the european countries there is always some who will raise their hand and calim that it`s the european countries own fault because of colonization, war or selling arms. With Sweden it`s a harder claim to make but it`s still made. But the argument is always one-sided and uses guilt to bring it home.

It`s one-ided in the sense that it always highlights the europeans atrocities to a certain point in time and against certain groups of people but no more. Why does noone meantion the atrocities committed by europeans against europeans? Why does noone meantion the arabs atrocities against arabs? Why does noone meantion arabs atrocities against africans? Why does noone meantion asians atrocities against asians? Why does noone meantion asians atrocities against the aborigines? Why doesn noone meantion africans atrocities against africans? And so on?

Why does one only go as far back as to the colonial era? Why not further back? Why not go back in time to an era when Europe wasn`t what it is today?

The reason for all this is in the agenda of those who make the claim about europeans atrocities and guilt. They ignore other nations or peoples history to target and single out this certain group.

When it comes to guilt there is no such thing. I carry no guilt for what my forefathers or someone else has done. I`m only guilty for my own actions. The same goes when selling arms, I`m not guilty for what someone does with a weapon I`ve sold them.
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Migga
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 16.Sep.2013, 08:06 AM) *
Followed by Migga and his copy and paste response that "Sweden is no different to anywhere else" blah blah blah.

Making his replies pointless as they are not based on anything and only fuelled to treat his emotional disorder.

You seem to have a really horrible attitude, what`s your issue? If you don`t think my opinion is of any value then fine but there is no need to lash out and get personal. I can assure you that I have no form of disorder. Why would my reply be pointless? Is it only people who has stayed in a certain amount of countries during a certain amount of time allowed to have their opinions valued? Would your opinions be superior to mine just because you`ve lived in more countries?
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 14.Sep.2013, 02:42 PM) *
Would you please list the nations you have lived in for over a period of 1 year, so we can asses the value you have in your replies concerning this ever so common reply.

Over a year? Only one, Denmark.
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The system works in most cases but it has flaws. All systems do. All countries have flawed systems. Sweden isn`t unique. What would you do to fix it? Where is the constructiveness in your criticism?
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Let me start by saying that the Local is not a good way of finding out about Sweden. What you should do is to start making ties to Sweden in whatever way you can. Visit, make friends, read up, learn the language, know the culture, find work and so on. It`s one thing to fall for the hype and another to experience reality. Sweden has the same problems like all countries with groups who isn`t part of the majority society who turn to crime. Some groups like racist middle eastern youths who almost threw a father of a bridge because he`s black. Like Ivor stephe meantioned.
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If it doesn`t exsist make it yourself. Why not start a social music site where musicans can have a profile, upload their music, search for other muscicans, engage on a forum, network with others and gigs so on and so forth? Sweden is one of the worlds most talented when it comes to music, the interest is there.
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QUOTE (Cheeseroller2 @ 29.Aug.2013, 11:28 AM) *
My point is that women should have a choice to either work after having children, or stay at home. The reality is that society here pressures women to work. Again I ask, how many Swedish mothers do you know stay at home?

I've said nothing about employers.

I don't. 14 years is enough thanks. There an many good points about Sweden but at the end I have decided that there are wider lifestyle, cultural and business opportunities elsewhere. Not all countries suit all people - as you have also discovered. It doesn't mean one country is worse than the other is all things - it becomes a question of what you want from life, the culture you can accept, and what irritates you less ;-)

Well if your point was to say that women should be free to choose what they want then I can`t agree more, I think most are able to do so in Sweden. If your point was that swedish traditions force women to things they don`t want or discriminates them then I don`t agree. I know several swedish women who don`t need to work and can stay at home, my aunt was and still is a stay at home mother.
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What`s your issue, I confirmed that it was a good point and stay true to my stance. Just like I`ve done in other threads. Or are you out to discredit me?
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